J O D A R V A L L was born 1966 Yarram, Victoria. She lives and works in Fremantle Western Australia, and Lectures in Fine Arts University of Western Australia.
Jo Darvall has an engaging visual arts practice. An accomplished artist who specialises in oil painting, watercolour and printmaking. She is no foreigner to experimentation, painstakingly observing and researching her subject matter before using her broad technical prowess to elicit story.
Jo Darvall completed her studies at the Victorian College of the Arts (1990), Melbourne before relocating to Perth with her family.
Darvall has grown her practice over the past three decades and her works of art have featured in nineteen solo exhibitions and forty-eight group exhibitions in Australia, London, China and Singapore.
In 2018 she co-founded the Swan River Print Studio at Goolagatup Heathcote Gallery in the City of Melville, Western Australia. She has been shortlisted for over 28 awards, a successful recipient of Development Funding by the department of local government to exhibit internationally and interstate.
Darvall taught at the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC), the University of Western Australia (UWA), and is one of the founders for Artists for Kids Culture Trust in Victoria. Darvall has been featured in magazine and newspaper articles and has published catalogues with guest writers for most of her solo exhibitions, with her work represented in major private and international collections.
1998 Bachelor of Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
Encaustic Mono Printing Art Students League of New York
2021 Winged Realm PG Gallery Melbourne
2021 Wandoo Linton and Kay Galleries, Western Australia
2020 Natures Marks, Studio Gallery, Western Australia
2019 Mooro Katta, PS Art Space, Fremantle Western Australia
2018 Jo Darvall, Nyisztor Studio, Western Australia
2018 Like Water, Mundaring Arts Centre and No 1. Pump Station, Mundaring Weir, National Trust Western Australia
2017 Raw Umber and Silk, Manet Museum, Beijing China
2017 All that is Changing, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2016 Reckless Romantics, Sagra Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean, Regional Public Art Gallery, Busselton, Western Australia
2015 Paris Bled into the Indian Ocean Merenda Contemporary, Western Australia
2014 Walking the Pipeline to the Waters End, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Western Australia
2014 Sensorium the Unfurling, Sculpture Square, Singapore, Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Artist Residency City of Belmont, Western Australia
2022 Finalist Ravenswood Australian Woman’s Art Prize New South Wales
2022 Finalist Jury Art Prize The Junction Gallery Port Hedland Western Australia
2022 Finalist Minawarra Art Award Western Australia
2022 Finalist The Swan Bunbury Regional Art Gallery Western Australia
2021 Award Winner (Local Resident Award) City of Melville Art Awards, Western Australia
2021 Finalist Mid West Art Prize Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Western Australia
2021 Finalist York Botanical Art Prize, Western Australia
2021 Finalist Geelong Print Acquisitive Award, Victoria
2021 Finalist Burnie Print Prize 2021 Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
2020 High Commendation Busselton Contemporary Art Award, Western Australia